Fogh Rasmussen efterlader en verden i kaos

Interview med Jens Malling – Publiceret i Arbejderen Efterlader en verden i kaos Anders Fogh Rasmussen træder tilbage som Natos generalsekretær i dag efter fem år på posten. Aggressivitet over for Rusland og hykleri når det gælder Irak har ifølge fredsforsker Jan Øberg kendetegnet hans sidste år i spidsen for organisationen. Et udtryk for Vestens moralske forfald, mener han AF JENS MALLING ”Verden er et mere usikkert sted nu, end da jeg trådte til”. Så klart udtrykte den afgående generalsekretær Anders Fogh Rasmussen sig efter Nato-topmødet i Wales i september, ifølge DR. Med situationen i Mellemøsten fuldstændig ude af kontrol samt en dødsensfarlig og eskalerende konfrontation med Rusland over Ukraine kan udtalelsen virke som fornuftig selverkendelse. Den rækker dog ikke længere end at Fogh Rasmussen i interviewet med det samme bruger de to konflikter som argument for et endnu stærkere Nato. Han dvæler ikke ved, at den organisation han på femte år står i spidsen for – samt enkelte medlemslande – kan siges at have en væsentlig del af ansvaret for den tragiske udvikling i både Ukraine og Irak. Men det mener fredsforsker Jan Øberg at generalsekretæren bør gøre. ”Natos ekspansion i Østeuropa – og særligt den planlagte indlemmelse af Georgien og Ukraine – er den væsentligste årsag til at Rusland omsider viser tænder. I Kreml opfattes Nato-udvidelse som en alvorlig sikkerhedspolitisk trussel. Putin har sagt stop og prøver at sætte sig imod, at organisationen inddæmmer Rusland fra Baltikum til […]

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Per T. Ohlsson – mannen utan vilja att förstå?

Hej! Tack för ditt mejl. Många inlägg konkurrerar om utrymmet på Aktuella frågor och jag måste tyvärr tacka nej till din replik. Skickar din text vidare till Per T Ohlsson. Vänliga hälsningar Eva Rothstein Debattredaktör Sydsvenskan   Per T. Ohlssons artikel ”Mannen utan själ” om ”psykopaten” Putin är orimlig och bedrövligt anti-intellektuell. Ryssland diskuteras inte som del av en konflikt där man också reagerar på något omvärlden gör. Ryssland är den oberoende variabel – aktion aldrig reaktion – opålitlig och farlig. Artikeln nämner inte tiden sedan kalla krigets slut där NATO-länder valde att inte lägga ned NATO utan expandera alliansen från Baltikum till Tblisi, att splittra upp Jugoslavien med våld utan FN mandat och fortsätta upprustningen även om fienden hade brutit ihop. Då respekterade kloka statsmän – av den typen vi inte längre har i väst – att Ryssland har säkerhetsintressen längs sin gräns – inte så orimligt med tanke på att USA-NATO ser sina intressen hotade av begivenheter på andra sidan klotet (med 700+ basfaciliteter i drygt 130 länder). Äger Per T Ohlsson förmåga till politisk empati? Skulle han ha tyckt att

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Vesten har valgt ekspansion og konfrontation

Jan Øberg om Rusland: Vesten har valgt ekspansion og konfrontation « i tidsskriftet Ræson den 4. marts 2014. Den rystende eskalation i retorik og handling, vi ser på alle sider, bør ikke komme bagpå nogen. Kun den vedvarende kortsigtede, instinktive refleks hvormed mænd leger med ilden for at vise at de minsandten har mod kommer bag på os. Fuldkomment uansvarligt leder de hele Europa mod et helvede med en sandsynlighed, der øger dag for dag. Og NATO åbner sit topmøde i Wales om 2 dage…

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Ukraine: Russia’s military is moving in

Ukraine: Russia’s military is moving in – BBC This is extremely serious. It’s a counterproductive way to react to the US regime change in Kiev, NATO’s military build-up and EU membership conditions. TFF is working to find out what the US/NATO is doing in and with Ukraine. There is at least 7 major parties in the Ukraine conflict formation – complicated! This clear violation of a border will give NATO a pretext for a massive build-up to be decided on September 4-5 in Wales. This is a conflict in which the world should have asked the UN to deploy large numbers of peacekeepers months ago and facilitate de-escalation and a negotiated solution. Putin should have gone that way before this one. Ban ki-Moon – if he wasn’t a spineless puppet of the US – should have taken action as he can according to Article 99 and 100 in the UN Charter. We are living in dark times when none of this is even discussed. And thus the times will get darker.

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DR må kunne gøre det bedre eller mener de selv at dette er professionelt?

Alle 4 overskrifter giver pro-vestlige, anti-russiske perspektiver (og pro-Kiev).Reuters er det eneste nyhedsbureau der bruges; russerne – og andre – har også nyhedsbureauer og dækker det lidt anderledes men det spiller ingen rolle. Med undtagelse for Jens Worming Sørensen og en enkelt russisk representant er alle interviewede personer pro-vestlige eller anlægger pro-vestlige perspektiver inklusive, naturligvis, Fogh Rasmussen. Ordvalget går – som også hos Al Jazeera – systematisk på at konvojen nok ER fuld af leverancer til separatisterne og at den ikke er blevet inspekteret – mens OSCE, der er på plads og har større troværdighed taler om “verification process under the auspices of the ICRC”. Ikke ét ord om det – men om at DR’s korrespondent ikke kan komme nær konvojen.Public service? Dis-service? Ordentlig journalistik er det ikke, DR! Som læser vil jeg have alle sider af et problem belyst – og mange vinkler – og derefter drage min egne konklusioner – jeg vil ikke leve af mediedåsemad med “ViHarAltidRet” eller “DerErKunEenVinkel”-etikkette på.

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☮ ☮ TFF PressInfo: Support Richard Branson’s Ukraine dialogue initiative

☮ ☮ TFF PressInfo: Support Richard Branson’s Ukraine dialogue initiativeBy Jan Oberg“We are drifting towards a new Cold War. The reason isn’t substance because there is no reason we should not be able to live in peace in Europe – if we want and educated ourselves in handling problems. No, the reason is the woefully incompetent way in which politicians and media focus on violence and ignore the underlying conflict and civil means – yes yes, of course there are exceptions. The Branson initiative looks close to impossible. But his and his colleagues great advantage is that they have no weapons and can issue no threats. And he certainly knows how to deal with human beings.”

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Do you know that 6 countries in today’s Europe have 480 nuclear weapons (beyond France)?

Do you know that 6 countries in today’s Europe have 480 nuclear weapons (beyond France) and that Germany is the largest with 150 of them? The are all United States weapons stored here through secret arrangements. This report is written by Hans Kristensen, a Dane who has studied nuclear weapons since the 1980s and is an indisputable world authority. His report is 9 years old. How many people know about this? Why is it not discussed? Why are these weapons obviously not all safe? And in these Ukraine days: How could we imagine what Russia thinks about these nukes? You may jump the technical details in the middle of this analysis but do go to the last parts where the strategic nonsense that NATO builds upon is torn apart. These are the countries that tell Iran not to get nuclear weapons – and let Israel have 200+ ! These 6 states (not including France) have more (American) nuclear power than the entire Chinese arsenal – and we are told that China is an emerging threat too. SHARE this! SEND the link to your media and politicians. Everyone can do something for peace and for public education. 

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A NATO for a dangerous world – sure

 Anders Fogh Rasmussen and Philip M. Breedlove: A NATO for a Dangerous World – WSJ Here is the West’s intellectual high jumpers when they are at their best. Sorry to say it, it ain’t good enough. NATO is for a dangerous world. It couldn’t live without finding new enemies on a permanent basis. Here they omit every fact, including the US/EU-instigated regime change – for the worse – in Kiev and NATO’s overwhelming superiority in the military field. And note how history is falsified too – as if it wasn’t with the consent of NATO that Bosnia was bombed and Kosovo was carved out of an existing European state. Fogh Rasmussen recently said on Danish Television that “we gave the Iraqis a chance to make a better society but they didn’t take it!” when he should explain ISIS. I guess he is now making a world a better place but the rest of us don’t take his generous offer either…

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EU and US warn Russia against ‘humanitarian invasion’ of Ukraine

EU and US warn Russia against ‘humanitarian’ invasion of Ukraine Other-destructive & self-destructive. The West’s playing tough sandbox policies here is little but cover-up for a blunder of historic proportions: the regime change in Kiev and the attempt to force Ukraine into the EU and NATO. Since enmity with Russia is not in the interest of a single European citizen, one wonders how much of EU’s foreign policy is de facto formulated by Washington? Dark dark clouds are gathering over Europe: 25 years after the old Cold War, inexperienced visonless politicians on both sides seem bent on repeating modern history’s largest mistake: the 40 long years of Cold War in Europe. Human folly seems limitless. Those who don’t learn from history’s failures are bound to repeat them.

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US warns Russia against Ukraine invasion

☮ ☮ US warns Russia against Ukraine invasion – Al Jazeera English Does the United States want a war? Read this carefully! Samantha Power used to be a researcher one could respect, albeit not always agree with. Now she has turned into a war-monger. Here she has the guts to say that if Russia should deliver humanitarian aid to the suffering people in Eastern Ukraine, it will be considered “an invasion”. This is a completely new principle in the world community invented for the occasion. And Ban Ki Moon supports the idea that the Ukraine government – which is seriously co-responsible for the humanitarian crisis – does fine in terms of humanitaarian aid. If he had been the UN’s man and not the US’ man he would have condemned both parties’ violence. I mean, Kiev is “killing its own” as they said about Khadafi and Al-Assad and others. Does the US want a war over Eastern Ukraine and force Ukraine into NATO – if not, why is this being handled in this exceptionally confrontational and counterproductive – for the West itself – manner? And when will media people begin to ask that and similar question?

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Jan Björklund: Propaganda och bristande kunskap i förening…

Vicestatsminister och utbildningsminister Jan Björklund är medförfattare till en Brännpunkt-artikel 7 augusti som argumenterar för att Sverige bör bli NATO-medlem. Artikeln är inkompetent och vilseledande av följande skäl: 1) Ukraine som huvudargument vittnar om bristande kunskap om nuläget – Ukraine-krisen startades av NATO/USA och EU, inte av Ryssland. 2) Man kan bara undra varför demokratierna har så unikt höga militärutgifter om de bygger på dialog som det hävdas. Rysslands militära utgifter utgör 8% av NATOs. 3) Historieförfalskning: “Efter erfarenheterna av nazismen och kommunismen bildades såväl EU som Nato av de ledande västliga demokratierna.” Läs igen! Här är fakta: NATO bildades i 1949, Sovjetunionen bad om att bli NATO-medlem 1954 och fick nej. Samma år i oktober blev Västtyskland NATO-medlem och – delvis som svar på detta – skapades Warszawapakten 1955. Kanske Sveriges vice-statsminister och utbildningsminister borde bilda sig eller skaffa sig bättre rådgivare? 4) Författarna säger inget om hur mycket Sverige måste investera för att bli en fullt operativ medlem av NATO, inget om hur ryssarna kan komma att reagera, inget om alternativ eller hur detta hänger ihop med annan svensk politik, inget om det ansvar Sverige då måste ta för kärnvapen och framtida NATO-invasioner och krig i andra länder. I den meningen är artikeln ohederlig. Den här artikeln exemplifierar mycket väl att den enda upprustning som behövs är intellektuell. Av en vice-stats- och utbildningsminister bör man kunna kräva att han kan det basala och inte sysslar med ren propaganda. Jan […]

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NATO – News: NATO stands by Ukraine,

☮ NATO – News: NATO stands by Ukraine, Secretary General says in Kiev , 07-Aug, 2014 Mr. Fogh Rasmussen’s memory doesn’t go as far back as to the U.S.-orchestrated regime change in Kiev without any moves before by Russia. That was a blatant example of disrespect for a country’s sovereignty that he uses now about Russia’s “aggression” in Ukraine. Read William Pfaff’s sober exposé. Due to this “slip” of memory, we get nothing but sandbox diplomacy and – dangerous, dangerous – psycho-projections which serve to cover up for the huge EU and US/NATO mistake over the last 20 years in its policies vis-a-vis Ukraine and Russia. This is dangerous because

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Wow, Hillary Clinton as moral philosopher

Responsibility for wars and killing A number of Western/NATO politicians – Hillary Clinton foremost among them – and media people have recently introduced a new ethical principle in international affairs: When A delivers weapons to B, A is responsible for what B does with these weapons. The former Secretary of State and perhaps future U.S. President presents this new ethical principle here on CNN. This makes a lot of sense to me. Look at it this way: Here is a young confused boy who has little to look forward to – and less to lose – because his country is falling apart in nasty civil war. He’s been told by some commander, or by his President, that he must hate the enemy; he gets paid for killing off as many as he can. And so he does.

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